While Weinstein still faces charges in California, he'll begin his sentence immediately. New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. named the survivors at the press conference and said that they made history.
"Rape is rape," he said, regardless of when it happened. "Weinstein is a vicious, serial, sexual predator, who used his power to threaten, rape, assault, trick, humiliate, and silence his victims."
He closed by saying that he hopes this verdict inspires more rape survivors to come forward.
It was a sentiment that many on the internet shared.
You can read the responses below:
Right now Harvey Weinstein is on his way to prison. These are the women who put him away... Mimi Haleyi Jessica… https://t.co/FSLRBI9YGu— Ellen Barkin (@Ellen Barkin)1582565270.0
RAINN's statement on the Harvey Weinstein verdict today. https://t.co/p4wbop3D2j— RAINN (@RAINN)1582564785.0
It isn't a "Me Too" trial. He is the one accused. Me Too is a social awareness initiative & a call for recognition.… https://t.co/tZvKdfacdI— Bijan C. Bayne (@Bijan C. Bayne)1582563477.0
Over 80 women have publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault, or rape. Today is for them and… https://t.co/ISzHKHPZzB— Molly Knight (@Molly Knight)1582564480.0
A measure of #Justice We all owe profound gratitude to the many brave women who came forward. This case sends a s… https://t.co/cvHIvHVs8t— Ryan Goodman (@Ryan Goodman)1582563659.0
#HarveyWeinstein is guilty. And his accusers have some justice. But make no mistake. Too many woman with too simila… https://t.co/27NhCrmO0V— Maya Wiley (@Maya Wiley)1582563396.0
Rape cases are difficult to prove, especially when time has elapsed. These two convictions signify that Harvey Wein… https://t.co/yB1iYm0IFG— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene)1582563012.0
Sexual assault cases can be difficult to prove in the face of an aggressive defense case, but this result makes Har… https://t.co/fKvrBvUxBT— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti)1582563141.0
Yes. @TomOrtenberg is correct. A not guilty verdict means that the jury found the prosecution did not prove the cha… https://t.co/Otr8p4MUkh— Elizabeth de la Vega (@Elizabeth de la Vega)1582563866.0
Does Weinstein ditch his walker now that the verdict is in, or does he keep it going for a little while longer?— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1582563842.0
As Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape, let us all remember the only guy willing to call out Hollywood:… https://t.co/7Mg5sEHGgq— Caleb Hull (@Caleb Hull)1582563974.0
Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein. The trial outcome is a rare time in which a powerful, rich man is held to accoun… https://t.co/PxVkGfw5Qr— Rossalyn Warren (@Rossalyn Warren)1582563787.0
Harvey Weinstein: convicted rapist. It does not heal, but it is justice. I hope every predator that still exists in… https://t.co/Hq6my3VbIr— Matt “Santa” Rogers (@Matt “Santa” Rogers)1582564264.0
"I'm Harvey Weinstein-- you know what I can do." Weinstein, whose signature throughout forty years of allegations… https://t.co/wPtE2JOHCV— Jodi Kantor (@Jodi Kantor)1582562573.0
Harvey Weinstein has been declared guilty on two counts GUILTY: Criminal sexual act in the first degree GUILTY:… https://t.co/nSlkdXcebp— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1582563023.0
That cheering you hear is the sound of female journalists finally being able to drop the "alleged" before "rapist H… https://t.co/WkjHvsDjBq— Jessica Valenti (@Jessica Valenti)1582563707.0
Harvey Weinstein should have been guilty on all counts but fuck him I am glad he will never see a day outside of prison that fuck.— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1582563504.0
While he was at NBC, Ronan Farrow worked with @RichMcHugh on the Harvey Weinstein investigation. Rich spent month… https://t.co/lCMaE1mtHS— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1582565105.0
.@lisagreen_law: "Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein, powerful men, who used their power violently to conduct crimes,… https://t.co/r2s43X50wg— Andrea Mitchell (@Andrea Mitchell)1582564936.0
Here is a big difference but violent crime and white-collar - Harvey Weinstein goes straight to jail after convicti… https://t.co/dS7TNblqno— Shanlon Wu (@Shanlon Wu)1582565423.0